The Calling- Self Destruction
Self Harm Today
While most of us may hate to say so, the numbers are starting to prove otherwise. Self harm today is rising among teens as well adults. It seems to be eating us alive and not just in the form of cutting either but in many other forms as well. Eating disorders, the use of alcohol, drugs, and that's just a start.
How To Handle It
When you come across someone who is hurting themselves please do not judge them, this is probably the worst thing you can possibly do. When it comes to my own experience, it only made the situation worse. Just make it clear to your loved one that you are their for them. If they need to talk, you are there to listen. Do not yell at them and jump the gun on things.
It can make you uncomfortable, I can understand this. But if you want this person to get better then just be there for them. I know that's all I ever asked.
This is a poem I wrote that's in my book "Hidden Light". For those who don't have any problem with self harm maybe it will help you see what those who do feel and what they are going through.
I hear you calling my name,
The want, the need.
I know that in the end I am to blame
When the skin breaks and I bleed.
It's been so long since I've done anything wrong
To my soft skin
But I hear your voice, like a song
Over and over again.
Still I haven't done anything but I feel weak
I feel like any day I will give in.
I want to talk, I have words to speak
But they won't understand, say I'm stupid again.
Just for a few minutes the emotional agony fades
When I gently use the tip of a razor blade.
I don't cut... no I scrape away my skin
The pain lasts longer that's how I win.
These past few days I've been feeling the urge again
The calling, I hear your voice in my ear.
No I won't, I won't give in
Not as long as I am here.
We Can Fight This
I struggle with my own personal problems every single day of my life. It's a daily battle and sometimes, well almost all the time, I feel that no one around me really gets what I am going through. We can fight this. One step at a time we can make it through this .
It's about time this world comes together. No matter what religion, skin color, or sexuality. Let's join our hands and fight this thing known as Mental Illness.
Self Destruction is something I've struggled with for many years and one day I know this battle will be won.
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